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Tis’ the Season for Tater Taquitos

It’s no wonder that potatoes and the holiday season go hand in hand.  Potatoes are a holiday staple, evoking memories of wonderful holiday meals with friends and family and evenings spent enjoying our favorite potato-based comfort foods, from mashed to baked to scalloped. But why not keep the potato party going and put those leftover mashed potatoes to work in a healthy appetizer dish? Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien has a few ideas for using leftover mashed potatoes, including combining them with caramelized onion to create a seriously mouthwatering appetizer, Tater Taquitos.

To make Tater Taquitos lower in fat but still full of flavor, Lillien makes her mashed potatoes with light versions of sour cream, butter, and cheese. She then adds the cooked onions, rolls it all in corn tortillas, and bakes them. The result is crunchy and salty on the outside, sweet and savory on the inside. Serve them alongside your favorite salsa for dipping. Nothing says festive like a taquito!

And, if Lillien approves, you know it’s good for you. That’s because one medium-size (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains just 110 calories per serving, boasts more potassium (620g) than a banana (450g), provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C (45 percent), and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol. With such a nutritious foundation, one taquito is less than 100 calories!

Click here for the Tater Taquitos recipe.


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